Recordings

It’s always a pleasure to encounter the tradition-based but freshly conceived music of Londoner Matthew Taylor, who was born in 1964. Even better to have three major works recorded in...
Hats off to Hyperion for such a sensibly priced and stylish repackaging of one of the great recording projects of the last two decades – the recording of the eleven...
The problem any conductor has with the Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is easily summed up: Mravinsky, Royal Festival Hall, 1960! A performance of such blazing, shattering intensity, by one of the...
The Maggini Quartet and Naxos continue their sterling work on behalf of British chamber music with this superb release of music by Alan Rawsthorne (1905-71).His three published string quartets span...
This is a disc of two halves – a pair of early original works by Respighi, coupled with two later orchestral transcriptions of piano music by other composers.Burlesca, from 1906,...
Integral cycles of Charles Ives's symphonies aren't exactly plentiful. In fact, I can only think of two – Harold Faberman's pioneering readings on Vanguard do not appear to be currently...
The opening of the C minor symphony, the third of Julius Röntgen’s 21 (or more!) symphonies, is confident and outgoing and alternates with more mysterious passages and then bars that...
Ludus tonalis has claims to be one of the greatest of piano cycles from the 20th-century. Fugues and Interludes prefaced by a ‘Praeludium’ and concluded with a ‘Postludium’ may not...
La Chambre Philharmonique is of Emmanuel Krivine’s devising, “a utopian ideal”, a flexible orchestra (in terms of personnel and repertoire) made up of “musicians from the greatest European ensembles”.In pairing...
I suspect that when most people see yet another Brahms Violin Concerto with David Oistrakh, they stifle a groan and roll their eyes. There seem to have been innumerable studio...
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